ODYSSEY IMPACT™ is a team of exceptional film and social justice professionals who believe that powerful documentaries can motivate people to do great things. We strategically build and execute social impact campaigns around award-winning documentaries to inspire people of all faiths and good will to engage with their communities on important issues in their lives. Our uniqueness lies in our ability to mobilize individuals, communities of all faiths, change makers, influencers, and private sector partners to nurture justice, hope, compassion and understanding. Our social impact campaigns address issues at the heart of our society such as: poverty, gun violence, mass incarceration, racial justice, intolerance, hate crimes, and gender violence to name a few.
Almost any business or organization has some kind of impact on society. Whether it is generating jobs, producing everyday products and services, developing resources, etc. As a social impact company, we work to engage with faith leaders and organizations with interest and influence over social issues along with secular organizations in varying industries to uplift issues at the heart of their immediate community as well as issues on a national level in the secular and faith communities.
Developing and sharing the knowledge we find through extensive research and strategy building has been successful in addressing societal issues in a variety of ways, including partnering with organizations like ACLU, Google, The Vera Institute of Justice, NAACP, Fuller Theological Seminary, Emory University, WISDOM, Healing Communities USA and many, many more.
Transform Films, our affiliated production company, works with award-winning directors and producers to create powerful documentaries that tell stories that illuminate our shared [human experience. Transform Films’ documentaries appear at some of the most prestigious film festivals and can be found on popular broadcast and digital platforms. SERVING LIFE was executive produced by Academy Award© winner Forest Whitaker and premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network; NEWTOWN premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was the most watched documentaries on PBS’s recent season of Independent Lens; MILWAUKEE 53206 has been awarded the Special Recognition Award from the (In)Justice for All Film Festival (2017), National Council on Crime and Delinquency Media for a Just Society Award (2017), Best Documentary from Urbanworld Film Festival (2017), and more, as well as having its National Television Broadcast on WORLD Channel on April 3, 2018;
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2017 and was awarded Special Prize for Human Rights Award. The film was also shown at the 2017 New York Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the NAACP Image Award 2018. The film will make its National Television Broadcast on STARZ July 2, 2018.
The powerful stories told within the documentaries are the catalyst. Our work begins after the credits roll and the campaigns begin.
Our social impact campaigns are developed to strategically engage with change makers, influencers and faith-leaders nationally, locally, and personally to ensure the greatest impact and widest reaching engagement. Partnering with these key organizations and individuals allows lasting improvements to social responsibility and contribution to society.
We then execute robust national grassroots screening tours and create local customized events. By way of our campaigns, Transform Films documentaries have screened at the White House and U.S. Congress; at corporations and higher education institutions; at houses of worship and local community groups; by secular and faith-based change makers and influencers.
We know that the topics of our campaigns can often be difficult subjects to have conversations about, but these are the important conversations we need to have to create change. This is exactly why we curate and provide helpful resources that fully address the social need including study guides and sample scripts to help navigate dialogue around these. These conversations are necessary to move a powerful story from inspiration to creating change in personal lives, communities, nationally and on.
We have completed about 225 projects for social sector organizations including foundations and nonprofits on a local, regional, national, and international governments and public sector levels.